Did you know?.........
â€¢ In the 1400s a law was set forth in England that a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb. Hence we have "the rule of thumb."
â€¢ Many years ago in Scotland, a new game was invented. It was ruled "Gentlemen Only . . . Ladies Forbidden" and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.
â€¢ The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV was Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
â€¢ Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. Treasury.
â€¢ Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.
â€¢ Coca-Cola was originally green.
â€¢ It is impossible to lick your elbow.
â€¢ The state with the highest percentage of people who walk to work is Alaska.
â€¢ 28% of Africa is classified as being wilderness; in North America the percentage of wilderness is 38%.
â€¢ It costs $6,400 to raise a medium-size dog to the age of eleven.
â€¢ In any given hour, the average number of people airborne over the U.S. is 61,000.
â€¢ Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
â€¢ The first novel ever written on a typewriter was Tom Sawyer.
â€¢ The San Francisco cable cars are this nationâ€™s only mobile National Monuments.
â€¢ Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history. The King of Spades represents King David, the King of Hearts represents Charlemagne, the King of Clubs represents Alexander the Great, and the King of Diamonds represents Julius Caesar.
â€¢ 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321.
â€¢ If a statue in the park is of a person on a horse and the horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
â€¢ Only two people, John Hancock and Charles Thomson, signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th. Most of the rest signed on Aug. 2, while the last signature was not added until five years later.
â€¢ Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of their birthplace.